Monday, January 30, 2012

The Ultimate in Restaurant Decor!

The other evening my sis-in-law and I went out for supper. We visited a local Mexican restaurant close by. Bro didn't want to leave the house with workmen still there, so we brought his supper to him. But I digress.
This place looked small from the outside, but upon entering, I found it to be quite large. It was divided into dining areas by walkways with railings and posts. Each dining area had maybe seating for 25 to 30 people. It sort of seemed like a maze, but was well tended, so you didn't mind walking to a certain area.
Now, let me tell you about the decor. And I am not stretching the truth here at all. Once inside the first set of doors, the next set entering the restaurant were coated, inside and out, with tinsel. Yet, you read right, tinsel. Like we use at Christmas time. Garish, silver, gold, red, blue and green tinsel, covered the doors, along with lights...colored lights. (the small ones we use on our Christmas trees.)
Then inside, it was like entering a fairy land of tinsel and lights. Every surface, pole, railing, light fixture, and door way was covered in brightly colored tinsel and then topped with lights. Millions of lights! And here and there were mirrors placed strategically to reflect the millions of lights. From the ceilings, which were painted black, there were string after string of icicle lights and more strings of multicolored twinkle lights. Some of them even blinked!
It was a sight to behold. You really "had to be there" to believe it. I have never seen so many lights in one place. And this was not for Christmas and they hadn't taken it down yet. No, it's like this all the time. I remarked to the cashier upon leaving that this was certainly not only a culinary experience (the food was excellent) but a visionary one as well. She replied, Oh, you get used to it after a while, and think nothing of it!" Sis-in-law has a retired friend who worked there as a waitress for over 30 years, and that was her only job. The place was packed, so I know that the decor didn't "turn people off." In fact, the light show probably has something to do with stimulating the appetite. Who knows! All I could say when we walked out was, "WOW!"



Curley said...

I like lots of bling, but as you know I like good food better.

Jimmie Earl said...

This was definitely LOTS of bling!

Mellodee said...

What was the name of this place? I just might get up that way someday and it sounds like a cool place!!

Hope you are enjoying your visit.

And just because I am really a complete pill....did you mean tinsel?? :)

Terry said...

Sounds like a fun place to me, JE.


Anonymous said...

I agree with Mellodee you must mean "tinsel"